Northern White Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae
A medium to fairly large, very long-lived conifer widely distributed in temperate forests in northeastern North America with much-branched shoots that are covered in tiny, scalelike, fragrant evergreen leaves. The relatively slender trunk rarely reaches more than 1 m (3 ft.) in diameter and has flaking, reddish-brown bark. Its is one of the most popular conifers in the temperate garden in USDA Zones 2 to 8 and much used for hedges and screens. It has many medicinal applications and the wood is very rot resistant.